Leeds United – Elland Road

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elland road leedsElland Road, home to Leeds United is an all-seater stadium, with a capacity of 40,204.

The Revie Stand, named after the club’s most successful manager and former player, occupies the North end of the ground. Formerly a standing terrace, it had 7,000 seats installed prior to its re-opening for the 1995-96 season. The East Stand runs the length of the east side of the pitch and is the most recent stand in the stadium. The two-tiered structure was opened during the 1993-94 season with a build cost of £5.5 million.

The South Stand is situated behind the goal at the south end of the ground. It was built in 1974 at a cost of £500,000 to replace the Scratching Shed, which had been there since the 1920s. It comprises two small tiers intersected with a row of 32 executive boxes and an executive restaurant. The South-East Corner seats 1,710 fans and is usually used to house the away fans. The John Charles Stand runs the length of the west side of the pitch and houses the players’ tunnel and Directors’ box, along with corporate hospitality facilities.

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How to get to Elland Road

By Road:
elland road directionsFor satnav purposes the postcode of the Elland Road Stadium is LS11 0ES.

From the North, follow the A58 or A61 into the city centre then follow signs for the M621. After 1½ miles, exit the motorway, joining the A643 and following it into Elland Road. Having passed the ground on the right the entrances to the club car parks become visible.

Drivers coming from the South should follow the M1, exiting onto the M621. Having passed the ground on the left, leave the motorway at the next exit and turn left onto the ring road (A6110). Elland Road is the first right turn. The car park entrances are on both sides of the road just after the railway bridge.


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By Rail:
leeds train stationLeeds train station is around a 35 minute walk from the station. However, a shuttle bus service operates to the ground from near the station.

On exiting the station, cross the road and take the steps to the street below. Turn right and cross the road, where a row of double-decker buses will be waiting. The shuttle bus service picks up and drops off at the corner of the Revie (North) and East Stands. Click here to check the current train timetables

By Air:
Leeds Bradford airport is the nearest, at a distance of about 7 miles. There are regular bus and rail links from the airport to Leeds city centre. Click here to check the current flight times

Taxis
There are several taxi companies in Leeds that can take you to and from Elland Road. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.

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Where to Park?

elland road parkingThe club has ample car parking facilities at the ground (see “By Road,” above). Most visiting fans recommend car park “A” for a quick getaway following the match.

Away Friendly Pubs near Elland Road

pubs near elland road stadiumThe nearest pub to the ground, the Old Peacock, behind the South Stand should be avoided.

However, the Drysalters, a 10-minute walk from the ground, offers a friendly welcome to away fans, competitively priced beers and large screen Sky TV.

Hotels near Elland Road

novotel leeds centreThe Novotel Leeds Centre, 4 Whitehall, Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR is centrally located, just a few hundred yards from Leeds railway station. Guest reviews suggest that this modern hotel offers stylish and contemporary accommodation at value-for-money prices.
hilton leeds city
The Hilton Leeds City, Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BX is adjacent to the railway station, with quick and easy access to the M621. Guest reviews suggest that it provides excellent value and is just 1½ miles from the Elland Road ground.


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What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Elland Road?

away fans leedsThe majority of away fans have reported Elland Road as an enjoyable day out. However, many have reported trouble at cup ties against local rivals and appropriate caution is advised in and around the ground.

Visitors have complained that facilities within the away section are basic and seats have little legroom. Stewards are reported as being “over the top,” ejecting fans from the ground for swearing, without prior warning

Your comments about Leeds United – Elland Road


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  1. John

    Leeds away was a memorable trip for all the wrong reasons – It was meant to be a long weekend city break, combined with a trip to the footie. Unfortunately, I developed sinusitus the day before, but was adamant I was going to go still, so spent the 7 hours or so it took to drive up curled up on the back seat in total agony, and in constant pain throughout the weekend!

    We stayed at the Leeds City West Premier Inn, which was really handy for the ground – it’s about quarter of a mile away, and a simple walk via a subway underneath the main road. We were back in the hotel bar with a cold beer by the time the classified results were on the TV!

    The stadium itself looks really impressive from the outside, but inside it’s all a bit dark, damp and cramped. I normally comment on legroom, however at Elland Road I need to mention footroom – that is, there wasn’t even enough room to stand with my feet facing forwards – I had to stand at an angle in order to fit my feet in (I’m only size 11, not clown feet!).

    The atmosphere from the Green army was pretty damn good, and we hardly heard a murmur from the home “faithful” until they scored two late goals and nicked a most undeserved victory (which only kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive for another 2 weeks), at which point they suddenly found the voices that had deserted them for the previous 88 minutes.

    I’d certainly make the trip again, although hopefully without the sinus pain and heartache of late goals..


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  3. Tom

    Great ground, really nice at a night game with all the lights on and that, but there’s no leg room whatsoever! the seats are flimsy, the beer is overpriced and the stewards are god awful!
    we went on a tuesday night to see the jpt northern quarters so it was a fairly big game for us, and was nice day out to a big club, big ground for the fans, but the stewards were unhappy with us standing and celebrating when we scored, and they even seemed to take offence to us singing. numerous fans were ejected from the ground for standing up, most notably an old man, who was barley able to walk let alone cause any trouble. there was only one ‘jesus-looking’ steward who seemed to be a normal person, and he responded well to our ‘jesus’ chants thrown in his direction.
    the leeds fans were very quiet inside the ground, and only heard from them when they scored, however outside the ground a few of them did get a little over-zealous
    ground rating 8.
    stewards, -5


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  5. dave

    i went to elland road to see tottenham in the FA cup, it is a nice big ground (bigger than tottenhams!). However there is about 10 centimeters of leg room so when we scored i had to be careful not to bash my legs and the home fans were terrible, during the game they sung well and made a good atmosphere but coming out of the ground they were throwing things at us and throwing punches. the stewards did well to stop most of them but it was a terrifying experience!


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  7. Neil jones

    Home fans where brilliant. Very friendly atmosphere and friendly City


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  9. Gaz

    As a leeds fan im very proud of my club an our ground elland road everytime i have been the crowd have been awsome lol as people are often saying there is not alot of leg room which dosent bother me also i think the ground is very impressive inside an out.


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  11. Paul Harris

    Great atmosphere and ground. Be careful parking around the stadium, the majority is permit holders only. You can park for free in the Beeston housing estates 10 mins from the ground. From here it is only 15 mins back to the motorway on clear roads. Hopefully Leeds get promotion so I can go again next season.


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  13. martin fallon

    I visited Elland road for the pre-season fixture (Leeds v Newcastle) and enjoyed myself very much.
    If you’re travelling by car from north of leeds then I’d recommend adding 15-20 minutes to you’re planned journey time as the match day traffic leading up to the stadium is quite solid. My only quibble about Elland rd is the lack of legroom in the away stand (very cramped).
    I found the Leeds fans to be quite good, there was no trouble before or after the game and the banter between both sets of fans was enjoyable. I think I’ll get a supporters coach to Leeds if we play them again as to take away the worry of travelling and parking. As I discovered (after I took the parking ticket off the front of my windscreen), Elland roads is surrounded by housing estates (permit holders only). All in all a good day out and I’d go again!


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  15. Brian

    For away fans I’d deffo avoid the Peacock but the Wheatsheaf (if its still there) and the White Hart at the top of Beeston Hill are no problems with decent numbers of both home/away fans and nothing more than friendly banter. Parking is almost everywhere. Still in my opinion a fantastic ground with character that the more modern glass fronted sponsor named stadiums lack. Legroom is tight but I’m only 5’7″ so for me ok. I was a regular from 86-98 till I moved to Germany but per season I still manage a game or two. Hate to say this but compared to my youth stood in the Lowfields Paddock the atmosphere in Elland Road is very restrained these days. Sat in the West Stand (Kop and South Stand sold out) last season, the Kop started to sing ‘We are Leeds’ and when I stood up to sing, people sat around me were giving me funny looks wondering what I was up to. Two seasons ago sat in the South Stand when the singing started the Stewards started to lose it. Shouting at people to be quiet and sit down as if Elland Road had been turned into a cinema. All in all very friendly for away fans although could be intimidating dependant on who the away team are. If you really want to experience a proper old school day out at football STOOD on the terraces with a Beer, plenty of noise, passion and chanting without the over zealous Stewards and all at working mens prices then come on over to Germany to enjoy the Bundesliga…


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  17. paul

    if stewards where not there the apmostpheyer would be great but stewards don’t let you sing stand or enything.Leg room rubbish but low prices what do you expect lovley locking stadium best in championship friendly banter between home fans and us away fans and butifull under flood lights.


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  19. KBEES

    Played there recently and did well, the ground is old and leg room tight, some pillars in the JC stand and had some nice fish n chips. Got talking to some lads in the bogs who had taken a fisting in the Old Peacock before game, they thought is was a friendly pub, how wrong. I went to the Dryslaters and it was full of us Brighton Boys and felt welcomed in there..
    After the game the locals were baying for blood with a few rocks and bottles slobbed in our direction, some of our lot retalliated with some windmilling and the over zealous stewards got between us and Leeds and calmed things down, not before giving a few of us a dig.
    The lager was £3.50 a pint, but credit to Leeds for having it on sale.
    Where the away fans go you could clearly see their chairman, Ken Bates (wearing a deer stalker of all things), he was getting a lot of Bates Out chants.
    In all, do not wear colours and keep your head down coming out, if you stray after the game they have spotters.


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  21. john

    always expect fun and games at elland road, and considering i support man united its best to keep my head down! witnessed unsavoury scenes outside the ground, a completely evil atmousphere, coins, stones and lighters were thrown at us from all directions, in one instance a group of around 40-50 “casuals” supporting man united were chased into the ground by a rival group of fans, never before have i seen my own fans fighting to be the first one in the ground! inside the ground i found very little leg room, and long rows of seats, it really is a task moving out of your seat if your sat in the middle! the beer was poor and expensive. outsid ethe ground was more or less the same as before, leeds fans eager to show you how much they dislike your club, and various missiles thrown. punches were thrown and the police capped the situation, but didnt stop the barrage of oblects from above. as far as the actual city is concerned, leeds is a great city with great nightlife and bars with competitive prices. i think i speak on behalf of all man united fans in the ground that day to say that it was highly intimidating inside and out of the ground. we didnt like elland road, but didnt want to leave by ourselfs!


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    • shaun

      Leeds v man utd has a history of violence going back to the late 1960s, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that the rivalry is still there ! A visit by Leeds to old trafford would be just as unwelcoming for us.
      A little chat with your own lads would have clued you up mate.
      Communication.


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  23. bob fields

    Not a bad ground ,very big ground,not a very good atmospthere at all,Some nice pubs and great beer in yorkshire,my fav yorkshire ground is shef wed hillsborough ground but leeds is well worth a visit


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  25. Josh

    So many negative comments about legroom and I can see exactly where they’re coming from. It’s that restricted that I came out of the Bristol City game in January with grazes on my knees which must have been caused by my legs rubbing against the seat in front of me as I jumped up and down to celebrate McCormack’s goal. Just a heads up to any visiting fans, the main teams that Leeds hate are Man Utd, Chelsea, Millwall, Sheffield (both), Hull City, Huddersfield, Cardiff and (because some Leeds fans are homophobic, embarassing I know) Brighton. If you support any of them and are comng to Elland Road, I would advise that keep your head down and no matter who you support unless it’s Leeds, stay well clear of the Old Peacock. As much as I love it, it’s a very unwelcoming place for visiting fans. Atmosphere-wise, it’s nothing to do with passion, it’s mostly been negativity stemming for our hate of Ken Bates who until recently we’ve had to put up with as our club’s owner since 2005. I can imagine Elland Road might be a better ground next year with more positivity as a new dawn begins under GFH and Brian McDermott. Visting fans I would recommend taking your club’s official fan coach as parking is terrible just for home fans let alone away.

    So to summarise:

    1. Be careful when celebrating, the seats in front won’t show mercy when friction takes its course

    2. The ‘hated’ (Man Utd, Chelsea, Millwall, Huddersfield, Sheff Utd, Sheff Wed, Cardiff, Hull and Brighton (because Elland Road is in a deprived area full of homophobes)- maybe even Galatasaray in the not too distant future) keep your head down, stay away from trouble zones, heading towards Drysalters afterwards would be your best bet

    3. Stay away from the Old Peacock unless you’re a Leeds fan or have a death wish

    4. The atmosphere will improve- it’s a working progress

    5. Take a coach, parking is terrible


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  27. Josh

    I’ve been to Elland road a few times over the last few years. The fans show pure hatred and evil towards you. Absolute scum. There isn’t a lot of legroom at all. I usually love a loud atmosphere but Leeds is different. It may be loud but it is very hostile


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  29. Steve

    I would say that elland road is easily the best ground outside the premier league, because it is mostly modern ground which is the biggest outside the premier league. The atmosphere is something which is quite strange really, for instance if the attendance is 18000- 21000 which is quite poor for leeds than only the kop end would sing throughout the whole match. This does generate a good atmosphere in the kop but because the generally low away support is in the west stand closest to the south stand they may not properly hear the amount of noise generated. If the attendance is any higher than the ground is buzzing with around 15000 fans singing. When it is like this the away fans never get a chance to sing. I find it quite funny really. Overall the atmosphere is good but away fans don’t help. The average amount of away fans is 800, probably because of the trouble. Considering our away average is over 3000 that is poor. So really away fans can’t talk about atmosphere


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  31. allan caley

    It’s been a while since anyone made a comment on ‘ere so here’s an update: the south stand is now the area of the Elland Road ground that is almost non-stop noise these days – right next to the away fans to our left, the kop (Revie Stand) makes a noise every so often; but sadly not as much as it used to do.


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    • allan caley

      An update: having been to the Aston villa game over the weekend, here is what some Villa fans tweeted about the match which finished 2-0 to Leeds, http://the72.co.uk/69045/villa-fans-hail-leeds-united-fans-on-twitter/

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